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Vehicle - Rail - Locomotive - Diesel - GE U50

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Name Locomotive, Diesel, GE U50
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Locomotive
SubType Diesel
Variety GE U50
Manufacturer General Electric Transportation (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1963 - 65



History: The GE U50 was an eight-axle, in B-B-B-B configuration, 5,000 hp (3,700 kW) road switcher diesel-electric locomotive built by General Electric. They were twin-engined locomotives, combining two 2,500 hp (1,900 kW) diesel engines.
The U50 was built in response to the Union Pacific Railroad's requirement, issued in the early 1960s, for a 15,000 hp (11,200 kW) 3-unit locomotive intended to replace the turbines. The design was effectively two U25B locomotives on a single frame; each diesel engine and generator powered only the two trucks at the same end.
26 U50 have been produced, 23 for UP and 3 for SP. They were all scrapped by 1977.

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Railroad/Company:
GE Transportation, formerly known as GE Rail, is a division of General Electric. The organization manufactures equipment for the railroad, marine, mining, drilling and energy generation industries. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois while their main manufacturing facility is located in Fort Worth, Texas. Locomotives are assembled at the Erie plant, while engine manufacturing takes place in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

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Item created by: Alain LM on 2020-08-06 13:10:40. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-08-06 13:11:03

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